LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority reminded transit users today that the last day to use Metro tokens is Nov. 29.
Metro has been preparing to eliminate the use of tokens on its system over the last 18 months due to the development and implementation of TAP cards.
As of Nov. 30, tokens will no longer be accepted as fare payment on Metro buses and trains, and unused tokens are not refundable.
Token purchases were stopped in May 2018 at Metro Customer Care Centers and phased out at TAP third-party vendors. Metro officials said they are working closely with nonprofit and social service agencies to transition individuals and families in need of TAP cards.
Patrons who may still have tokens can use them to load a one-way trip on to a TAP card before Nov. 29, either onboard bus or at any TAP vending machine.
Customers can purchase and load TAP cards at www.taptogo.net, or by calling 866-827-8646, at more than 450 participating vendor locations across Los Angeles County or at TAP vending machines located at all Metro Rail, Silver Line, and Orange Line stations.
For more information on tokens, call 323-GO METRO or visit their website.